Marvel has announced a new ongoing series starring the popular couple written by Jim McCann.
In Marvel’s 1983 "Hawkeye" miniseries, the titular character, AKA Clint Barton, met Bobbi Morse, AKA Mockingbird, and together they battled the villainous Crossfire. The ending of the series was like the first line of the Johnny Cash song "Jackson" because the couple did indeed get married in a fever, one that lasted several years, until Hawkeye and Mockingbird’s team of West Coast Avengers ran afoul of the old west hero known as the Phantom Rider, who became obsessed with Mockingbird. The western hero abducted and raped the superhero by using drugs and brainwashing to convince her that she loved him. When Mockingbird broke free of the Rider’s control, she attacked him. The fight ended with the Rider hanging from a ledge and then tumbling to his death because Mockingbird refused to help him. When she tried to explain what happened to Hawkeye, he didn’t believe her. This lead to a rift between husband and wife, almost destroying their marriage. Hawkeye and Mockingbird later reconcile, though soon Mockingbird sacrificed her life to save Hawkeye’s.
At least, that’s what Hawkeye and the rest of the world believed. At the end of "Secret Invasion," Clint Barton discovered that his wife was very much alive, and in the 2009 miniseries "New Avengers: The Reunion" by writer Jim McCann and artist David Lopez, Bobbi revealed to her husband that they never actually did reconcile. In fact, she was on her way to deliver divorce papers to him when she was abducted and replaced by an agent of the shapeshifting Skrull Empire. Over the course of the miniseries, the duo battled terrorists and discovered that they still cared for each other, leading them to continue their personal relationship and their professional one as well, with Hawkeye becoming an operative of Mockingbird’s newly established World Counterterrorism Agency.
This June, McCann and Lopez reunite to bring readers new tales of Clint Barton and Bobbi Morse with the ongoing series "Hawkeye & Mockingbird." CBR News spoke with them about the series, the first arc of which pits the title characters against two vengeful foes.
CBR also has an interview with the creators, which you can and should read HERE.
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Posted originally: 2010-03-10 15:18:30